THE STAFF OF BILL’S SPORT SHOP
18388 Coastal Highway
Lewes, De. 19958
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>> HARRINGTON At the Delaware State Fair, Governor Jack Markell, DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara, U.S. EPA Region III Administrator Shawn M. Garvin and Division of Fish and Wildlife Director David Saveikis honored the winners of the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s 27th annual Youth Fishing Tournament, which was held June 8. This year’s New Castle County winner and statewide first place winner for three years in a row is 14-year-old Emma Griffith of Middletown, who caught nearly eight pounds of fish in Lums Pond. The Sussex County winner, second place statewide, is 14-year-old Will Geppert of Rehoboth Beach, who caught 7.2 pounds of fish in Ingrams Pond. The Kent County winner, third place statewide, is 14-year-old Sara Deason of Harrington, who caught 6.18 pounds of fish in Wyoming Pond.
An Overall report of what anglers can expect this week:
>> Flounder, croaker, weakfish, bluefish, kingfish, blowfish and spot at CHSP Pier
>> Weakfish and flounder in the Broadkill, Canal and Roosevelt Inlet
>> Red fish black puppy drum,weakfish and flounder IRI
>> Surf fisherman are lucking out with king fish
>> Back bays and Massey ditch are producing spot, croaker, flounder and puppy drum
>> B buoy, Old Grounds and Site 11 producing sea bass and flounder. Site 10, flounder, threshers, tiger and hammerheads
>> Hot dog, blue fish
>> Ham Bone and Chicken Bone, bluefin
>> Canyons, yellow fin, big eye, dolphin, white and blue marlin and wahoo
>> ’Caveman Sportfishing’ Capt John [mailto:email@example.com] ”I just wanted to send all of you a bit of an update to let everyone know how the fishing has been recently aboard the ‘Hooked Up II’. We were off to a slow start this spring…, and the tuna showing up a bit later than last year, but wow….how times change!!! The last week of tuna fishing has been nothing but unbelievable for us. This has been one of the best tuna bite’s we have seen in 25 years…We have caught over 20 yellowfins, more bluefin tuna than I remembered to count, a 173 pound big eye, a mako two white marlin’s and a 400 pound blue marlin. Most of the bluefin we have caught have been in the 80-90 pound range and were released due to current regulations…”
>> Bill Baker Jr of Bill's Sport Shop, finally got the skunk out of the box by getting a 17.25” flounder on Gulp, and a 22” black drum on clams while fishing Massey's Landing. On another trip to Massey’s, Bill caught a 21” flounder on Gulp.
>> Based on the recent reports that he has read on facebook about Bill Jr, Ron Capone of Milford, went to Massey's Landing and caught a 3.34#, 15” spadefish on clams.
>> ”I want to thank the crew at the shop for making my grandson, RJ's special catch, EXTRA SPECIAL. You guys really pumped him up. And now I see you were able to get his picture in the Coastal Fisherman AND "fish of the week" at the store. He's hooked! Awesome job!! Thanks Again, Rob Fullerton Sr. (Popmo)”
>> Rich Harpel, Lewes, managed to catch a 20”, 4.8# black drum on clams at IRI.
>> Fishing Report by Sue Foster, Oyster Bay Tackle, OC: “Some good flounder fishing this week in Ocean City. We got the pictures to prove it! Kingfish and spot in the surf, along with big rays and sand sharks. Red Drum are still being caught up around the Fenwick Ditch near the Bridge pilings along with some good sized croaker. Flounder fishing is picking up offshore. Sea bass fishing is happening. Further offshore we have tuna, wahoo, marlin, and dolphin. Crabbing and clamming has been decent.
>> White Marlin Open Tournament Dates The 2013 White Marlin Open will be held from August 5th through 9th in Ocean City, Maryland. Fishing 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Fish Any 3 Days Weigh-in 4:00 PM – 9:15 PM At Harbour Island Marina
>> Send your best summer shots of anglers to the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Fishing Photo Contest Entries being accepted now through Oct. 15
>> DOVER (July 9, 2013) – Summer is the perfect time to take great photos of anglers enjoying the outdoors and submit them to the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s 2013 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest. The winning photo will be featured on the cover or inside of the 2014 Delaware Fishing Guide to be published next spring.
>> 2013 Mid-Atlantic $500,000. in its 22nd year. This year’s event is set for August 18-23. Canyon Club Resort Marina, Cape May, New Jersey, will serve as the host facility and tournament headquarters for boats fishing out of Cape May. Sunset Marina, Ocean City, Maryland, has again been enlisted to serve as tournament headquarters for those who desire to fish from that port.
>> The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife recognizes and thanks the majority of anglers, hunters and boaters who comply with and support Delaware’s fishing, hunting and boating laws and regulations. Citizens are encouraged to report fish and wildlife and boating violations to the Delaware Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Section by calling 302-739-4580. Wildlife violations may also be reported anonymously to Operation Game Theft by calling 800-292-3030 or online at www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/Hunting/Pages/OpGameTheft.aspx .
>> Gordons Pond beach reopens, with piping plovers all fledged LEWES (July 24, 2013) – A half-mile portion of ocean shoreline at Cape Henlopen State Park’s Gordons Pond opened on Thursday morning, July 25. The shoreline was closed to vehicles and pedestrians on May 21 to protect nesting piping plovers, which are listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act, and other beach nesting birds from disturbance during their breeding period.
>> State funding has been allocated in this year's Bond Bill for the dredging of Indian River and Massey's Landing in Long Neck. Rep. Gray voted in favor of the Bond Bill, which contains $4 million for shoreline and waterway management. According to DNREC, part of this funding will be used for "beach replenishment and other related projects" and some of the money will go towards the dredging of these two waterways. As many of you are already aware, these shallow areas have caused ongoing problems for recreational boaters and commercial fishermen. DNREC officials say before the dredging can begin, the department must go through the necessary state and federal permitting associated with such projects. This process will include "the design, engineering and bid specifications for prospective dredging contractors." DNREC said the actual dredging will not likely start this year, but the department will keep legislators updated as the planning and permitting process proceeds.
Mon. thru Thurs. – 5 AM – 9 AM
Fri. – 5 AM – 10 PM
Sat. – 5 AM – 9 PM
Sun. – 5 AM – 8 PM